A CONTEMPORARY ANALYSIS OF ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES, FATALITIES AND INJURIES IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Trinidad and Tobago, a twin island nation with a land area of 5200 square kilometers, has a population of about 1.3 million. Motor vehicles have traditionally been a major form of transportation on both islands. During the 1990s, data shows on average 144 fatalities, 131 fatal traffic crashes, 3014 injured persons, and 2199 nonfatal injury crashes per annum in the country. This paper provides an overview of the trends identified in road traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Also examined is the direct economic burden of road traffic crashes and injuries on the nation's economy. The paper recommends improved data collection and operational research that would improve monitoring and evaluation of policy interventions.

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

    Heereweg 347B
    2161 CA Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • St Bernard, G
    • Matthews, W
  • Publication Date: 2003

Language

  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 21-27
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2003 12:00AM